US Elections: Referendum on Trump’s presidency? - Rabobank

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United States voters will decide whether Trump will keep his Republican majority in Congress or face a hostile Democratic majority after a bitter campaign for midterm elections described by both sides as a battle for America's soul.

Sally Persons says the President would consider this a validation of his victory in 2016 as well as his agenda for the past two years.

Americans would elect 435 members of the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 Senate seats, 36 governors' posts and seats in state legislatures across the country in the mid-term polls.

It appears likely that the 2018 midterm elections will see the Democrats win the House and the Republicans maintain control of the Senate.

In the Legislature, all 203 House seats are up, along with 25 Senate seats.

Of those, 26 are already held by Democrats, which is why many are tipping Republicans to retain their slim majority. The Democrats are blaming Trump's trade wars with other countries for impacting domestic jobs.

Trump finally explained why he's ditching the economy for immigration as his hot button talking point at his bare-knuckle style rallies. The amusing thing is that President Donald Trump seems at peace with that.

He said "a lot of things can happen" if the two parties could find a way to work together. "No nation can allow its borders to be overrun". But I would say tone.

Democrats are most optimistic about the House, a sprawling battlefield extending from Alaska to Florida. But despite that slim Republican majority, 10 Democratic senators are fighting for reelection in states Mr. Trump won in 2016, meaning the odds are stacked in favor of the GOP.

Look at it this way: You don't need to read political news sites on Wednesday if the GOP gets wiped out. When you participate in the political process, you can be a check on bad behavior.

"The hard thing for Canadians to know is what kind of Democratic Party are you getting after this election", he said. "We recognize it's also an important night for our engaged readers and we will do our best to keep them informed".

Early turnout has been huge in several states, especially for a midterm election when total voter turnout often struggles to reach 40 percent of eligible voters.

Some 34.3 million people have cast early ballots and the real number is probably higher, according to the US Elections Project, a University of Florida-based information source.

Despite their bitter presidential election feud, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were friends for much of their life. "I think there's going to be a big backlash against Republicans because of this divisiveness". "The Democrats will do quite well in the House of Representatives, in the governorships and state legislatures". Also feeling pressure are Republican incumbents in suburban Philadelphia and the Pittsburgh area, including House Speaker Mike Turzai of Allegheny County. Stop watching CNN. Actually, his current 43 percent approval rating lands him squarely in the middle of the league.

FILE - People stand cast their ballots ahead of the November 6 election at Jim Miller Park, in Marietta, Ga., Oct. 27, 2018. "The character of our country is on the ballot", former president Barack Obama said on Twitter on Monday. "That is particularly true when a president is unpopular, as this president is".

"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace said there will be no way for the Trump administration to "spin" the midterm elections as a win if the Democrats take the House.

"The midterm elections used to be, like, boring", he said in Ohio.

Gallup pollster Frank Newport said that puts pressure on Democrats to make sure their supporters get out and vote.

All of those close House races would have to tip Republicans' way, something that's very possible given the conservative lean of those districts and the distrust of the media, purposefully stoked by the president. But Democrats are widely favored to win the 23 seats they need to assume control of the House of Representatives. "It will no longer be a rubber stamp", said Jim Kessler of the centrist Democratic group Third Way.

The final polls varied, but they were generally good for Democrats. Aided by Republican retirements and an unprecedented flood of donations, majority from women, they appear to be almost guaranteed to gain at least somewhere in the mid-to-high teens.

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